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Editors Blog
The editors of The NEWS have something to say... and we want to hear back from you! Here's our take on the news of the day. What's yours?

Do You Test for Trustworthy Techs?

October 28, 2010
While visiting a contractor in Pennsylvania last week, I was told that it is getting harder than ever to find good technicians. But this contractor wasn’t worried about a lack of skilled workers.
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Secure Your Job - Learn a Trade

October 20, 2010
Jobs are still hard to find in many regions of the nation, but according to CNNMoney.com, “enrollment at for-profit schools - a category that includes most trade schools - has jumped dramatically during the recession, to nearly 1.8 million students from about 365,000 in the last several years.”
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You Can't Pick Your Weather - Or Your Economy

October 5, 2010
I only had one free Saturday morning in October to go raspberry picking. But on the morning that I had made plans to go, I woke up to the sound of rain.
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Moving On...It's Time to Share Your Story

October 4, 2010
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really ticked off by the overreaction to every shift in the economy, especially those that relate to the A/E/C and maintenance fields.
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The Things You Learn

September 29, 2010
I just got back from the Food Marketing Institute Energy Conference, this year in Minneapolis. This is an annual event that I’ve been attending most years for more than 20 years.
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Legislative Update

September 21, 2010
There isn’t much time left before Congress adjourns for the fall; the target date for closing up shop in D.C. is Oct. 8. Then, of course, they’re all heading home to stump for your vote on Nov. 2.
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Green Getting Rusty?

September 17, 2010
A notable building scientist, Joseph Lstiburek, (perhaps even more notable for his annual bash) challenges some popular beliefs about the green movement.
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Bring Home the Bacon - and Bring Back the Customers

September 13, 2010
Last week, while headed north with some of my family, we stopped at Tony’s in Birch Run, Mich., a diner famous for its oversize portions.
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Past Glory Nets Free Publicity

September 8, 2010
Want to know a good way to get free publicity for your HVACR business? Just have someone on staff that was, say, “an All-Conference receiver” the year his high school football team was, say, co-conference champion.
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Aaaaaachoo!

September 1, 2010
I feel sorry for my fellow editors on The NEWS this week. Unfortunately for them, I’ve caught a late summer cold.
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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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